Our family has been landing on Denali as well as other peaks and glaciers in the Alaska Range for 3 generations, since 1932.

Our most popular air taxi destinations

Mt. McKinley Air Taxi Kahiltna Glacier

Kahiltna Glacier / Denali Base Camp

Climbs that begin from Kahiltna Glacier Base Camp, including summiting Mt. McKinley. Read More ...

Ruth Glacier Air Taxi

Ruth Glacier & Mooses Tooth

Get away from the crowds and get some world-class climbing around the head of Ruth Glacier. Read More ...

Little Switzerland Air Taxi

Little Switzerland

Sheldon Air Service strives to be the best in climbing support. Little Switzerland is a rising star in the world of climbing. Let us take you to this hidden gem. Read More ...

Don Sheldon Mountain House Air Taxi

Don Sheldon Mountain House

The Don Sheldon Mountain House is available for rent and we can get you there.
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Climbing around Denali

Information for climbers

If you're getting ready to do some climbing in Alaska we've put together some information to save you time and headaches for finding the things you need for a safe successful climb.

We've compiled a list of places ready to supply you with their contact information as well as tried to address some concerns you might have.

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We provide air support to the following glaciers:

  • Kahiltna Glacier
  • Ruth Glacier
  • Mountain House
  • Don Sheldon Amphitheatre
  • Ruth Gorge
  • Ruth - West Fork
  • Root Canal
  • Buckskin Glacier
  • Pika Glacier
  • Tokositna - SW Fork
  • Tokositna - West Fork
  • Tokositna - East Fork
  • Thunder Glacier
  • Coffee Glacier
  • Black Rapids Glacier
  • Cathedral Spires
  • Kachatna Spires
  • Cul d sac Glacier
  • Knik Glacier
  • Matanuska Glacier
Helping climbers summit the Alaska Range

No one knows Denali Expedition support like Sheldon Air Service.

Bob Reeve and Don Sheldon invented it. David Lee and Jok Bondurant are the two most experienced mountaineering support pilots in the business.

Climber Friendly: Sheldon knows the process, the dangers and the rewards of mountaineering.

Whether you are planning a typical summit attempt on Denali itself or want a custom expedition planned and supplied for any of the many intense to moderate climbs in the Alaska Range, your first step towards a successful attempt is to consult with Sheldon Air Service.

Our Cessna 185 or DeHavilland Beaver can put your party into some of the most demanding and remote base camps imaginable, throughout Mt. Mckinley and the Alaska Range. For the larger expedition we can combine the two planes for a formation flight to begin your trek to the top.

Simply the best: Mountaineering Denali is not trivial. You've planned the expedition, trained hard and invested time and equipment to ready yourself to climb the tallest mountain in North America.

Make sure the linchpin of your expedition is solid.

Contract the most experienced mountaineering support air service in the business and give yourself the luxury of knowing your air logistics will be handled efficiently, on schedule, and within budget.

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P.O.Box 648 · Talkeetna, Alaska 99676
Voice: 907-733-2321 · Fax: 907-733-2333
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